Two more Cheating Athletes declared by Athletics Integrity Unit

The long arm of the law, in this case, the Athletics Integrity Unit continues to demonstrate to athletes that doping is just not worth it.


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The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced through press releases that two more athletes have been disciplined: one for an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) blood value anomaly and the other for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).

On March 16, Bahraini athlete, Hassan Chani, was found to have an adverse finding in the ABP, a charge has been issued.

Greek javelin thrower Ioannis Kyriazis turned up a positive doping test with a prohibited substance and is suspended for four years dating back to May 31, 2019.

Chani is a Moroccan-born 10,000-metre runner who switched to Bahrain for apparent financial benefits. The 31-year-old won gold at the 2018 Asian Games that took place in Jakarta. He went on to pick up a silver medal from the 2019 Doha, Qatar World Athletics Championships.

His personal best is 27:38.16 from June of 2018.

Kyriazis is a 24-year-old javelin thrower who owns a best of 88.01-metres from 2017.

The Texas A&M grad is an NCAA champion from 2017 and a silver medallist from the 2017 U23 World Athletics Championships. ></a>

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